First Egg

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chick56, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. chick56

    chick56 Out Of The Brooder

    34
    1
    24
    Jun 22, 2014
    I had bought 3 chicks (1 male and 2 female) 4 months ago and i have putted them into a brooder and today i have noticed that 1 of my chickens have layed her first egg so i am new to this i does'nt even know what to do with the egg

    Need advice on
    1 . which one layed the egg?
    2 . what to do with the egg?
    3 . does my chicken (who layed the egg) is feelling well?
    4 . my brooders surface is hard wood.....do i put something soft in it.....if yes then what?
    5 . what care do i give to my chicken layed the egg?

    i am extremely worried plz help (sorry for my English)
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,568
    1,164
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Quote:
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014
  3. chick56

    chick56 Out Of The Brooder

    34
    1
    24
    Jun 22, 2014
    thanks for replying Wyandottes7 its valuable..................i soon take some pictures and show to you

    what if i want the egg to be hatched ?
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    32,231
    5,576
    601
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    If you have cockerels or roosters, and they have been mating with the pullets or hens for at least 2 weeks, then the egg is fertile. If no roosters or cockerels, then the egg is just an egg.

    I got a first egg from a pullet yesterday and fried it up just this morning!! So tasty! [​IMG]

    There is a lady on here that will blow out those first eggs and paint them. She keeps them in a tiny nest in the house for display. I need to do this too. [​IMG]

    Enjoy your eggs!! And welcome to BYC! :)
     
  5. chick56

    chick56 Out Of The Brooder

    34
    1
    24
    Jun 22, 2014
  6. chick56

    chick56 Out Of The Brooder

    34
    1
    24
    Jun 22, 2014
    [​IMG]
    Her egg
     
  7. chick56

    chick56 Out Of The Brooder

    34
    1
    24
    Jun 22, 2014
    [​IMG]
    1st chicken
     
  8. chick56

    chick56 Out Of The Brooder

    34
    1
    24
    Jun 22, 2014
    [​IMG]
    2nd chicken
     
  9. chick56

    chick56 Out Of The Brooder

    34
    1
    24
    Jun 22, 2014
    [​IMG]
    3rd chicken
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    32,231
    5,576
    601
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Nice flock! Oooh...you have a cockerel there in pic #3!

    Congrats on that egg!!! I love those first eggs...so EGG-citing!!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by